I have a problem. It's bad. I had no idea how bad things were until my daughter asked for some drawers to stash her crafting supplies. It's been ten years in the making of this problem and it's not going to get better. I need intervention like that one show about hoarders so I can fall apart while someone else goes through my stuff.
I admit it. I'm a fabric hoarder. I'm a book hoarder. I hoard thread. I buy patterns knowing I'll never use them but can't resist. I've got quilt stencils I've only used once. Homemade stencils of patterns I've designed but will never get around to making.
I fell for the knitting fad and have stuff in the hopes of making a pair of socks. Anyone want to make me socks? I have really, really, really nice yarn. Even knitting needles and the books to make them. I just don't have the ability to count.
I can't bear to part with any of it. It's the "I Might Need That Someday" syndrome. I have A.D. projects. You know, the "After I'm Dead" project my kids will never finish. If you don't believe me:
That's only ONE drawer of scraps in trying to do Bonnie's way of organizing. I'm not about to spend hours cutting all sizes of strips and squares. I don't even think my Go! Cutter would make that easier.
Surprisingly I only have a small stash of magazines.
So, some questions:
1. If you really aren't going to use the little scraps are you allowed to toss them?
2. If I put some of this stuff up for sell via my blog or (gasp) Ebetray would they sell?
3. How do you know what toss or keep? Some of this stuff is 10 years old.
4. Will it really be emotionally okay to give it away, sell it, or toss it?
Back to the basement to help my daughter.